Volunteers at Cottage Lake

Volunteers are such an important part of our school community, assisting in the Main Office, Library, classroom spaces and beyond our learning community during field trips. A volunteer’s generous donation of time and talents enriches the school day experience, providing a helpful hand to staff and serving as mentors and models for our children. The volunteer training process is established in order to ensure that adults working within our community during the school day are approved to do so, having completed the Washington State background check, and talked with the building principal regarding expectations for interactions and protocols. The information provided is intended to help any volunteer hit the ground running, comfortable with all the options for volunteering and what to expect while on campus!

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Volunteers

Are you interested in supporting our students, families and staff this school year (2022-23)? In addition to the regular application process outlined below, volunteers will also be required to submit proof of vaccination through the Safe Visitor application system.  At this time, volunteers who are not vaccinated can request a medical/religious exemption by emailing Jon Young at jyoung3@nsd.org. 

All volunteers are asked to update their application yearly. One month before your application expires you will receive an email from info@safevisitorsolutions.com.

Important Notice: There are still delays in Level 2 background checks due to security issues with the statewide Electronic Court Records Management System, affecting the processing of pending Level 2 volunteer applications. The source of the technical issue is at the state level. We advise all volunteers needing a Level 2 background check to submit their applications at least 3 weeks in advance, as there have been cases where Level 2 checks have taken more than a month to process. Level 1 volunteer checks are still being processed as usual.

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For more information on volunteering at Cottage Lake, contact our office at 425-408-4200.

Volunteer trainings are scheduled throughout the school year. Check the Home page for upcoming volunteer trainings.